More on lists, this time the posts that contain lists of seven

Feeling compulsive after my marathon with posts that list 6 of something, I plucked out all the posts that give 7 reasons or suggestions or examples of something. I have organized them by the 18 in 2005-2008; and then the 16 in the remaining three years of this blog.

For the first three years (See my post of April 27, 2005: 7 common causes of team breakdowns; July 17, 2005: 7 good practices regarding metrics; Oct. 30, 2005: 7 flubs that get firms fired; Oct. 1, 2006: 7 methods of data visualization with charts; Dec. 1, 2006: 7 reasons why law firms don’t transfer knowledge to law departments; Dec. 22, 2006: 7 methods to deliver training; June 14, 2007: 7 mistakes law departments can make regarding performance metrics; Oct. 26, 2007: 7 tips for more effective RFPs by a law department; Nov. 27, 2007: 7 ways work arrives for an in-house lawyer; Jan. 27, 2008: 7 ploys that may appease losing firms; Feb. 25, 2008: 7 tips for how to do email more productively; Feb. 25, 2008: practice area benchmarks for 7 practices; March 25, 2008: 7 steps toward convergence; May 7, 2008: 7 more visual methods to portray law department data; Aug. 15, 2008: 7 tips on how to do competitive bids; Sept. 21, 2008: 7 obstacles to good management of talent; Nov. 19, 2008: 7 team building activities for retreats; and Dec. 2, 2008: 7 guidelines for when the legal department ought to be involved in contracts.).

For the past three years (See my post of March 15, 2009: 7 more cognitive traps in-house lawyers may fall into; March 20, 2009: 7 reasons why I question the infatuation with “best practices”; Feb. 19, 2009: 7 reasons why law departments do not take dramatic action against costs; May 13, 2009: 7 “maps” for managers of corporate legal departments; July 4, 2009: 7 suggestions for sourcing and procurement to get legal on-board; Oct 5, 2009: 7 recommendations for how to have successful technology projects in your department; Sept. 1, 2009: 7 similarities between contract management and matter management software; Nov. 17, 2009: 7 variations on rate freezes from the traditional choice of one or two years; Jan. 8, 2010: 7 profundities on quantification; May 31, 2010: 7 steps a general counsel might take to reduce gaming on matter budgets; June 1, 2010: 7 steps in the Puma law department’s program against counterfeiting; July 19, 2010: 7 commonalities between the constructs of “risk” and “value”; July 29, 2010: 7 koans on “legal risk”; Oct. 22, 2010: 7 ways of learning and relative efficacy; Oct. 31, 2010: 7 reasons why clients might perceive law departments to be slow; and Jan. 6, 2011: 7 essential practices of personal productivity.).

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